This Day in Oscar History: August 12 (2018)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Born

1881: Cecil B. DeMille (77 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Special/Honorary, Irving G. Thalberg Award
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing

1892: Alfred Lunt (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor

1898: Oscar Homolka (79 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1902: Lou Forbes (78 at death)

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Scoring, Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1904: Frank Ross (85 at death)

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1905: Warren Low (83 at death)

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1915: Michael Kidd (92 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1916: Gene Warren (80 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Special Effects

1916: Ralph Nelson (71 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1929: Peter Greenwell (76 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song or Adaptation Score

1931: William Goldman (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

1938: Alan Marshall (80) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture

1943: Ulla-Britt Soderlund (41 at death)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1956: Janet Patterson (60 ) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design

1973: Thor S. Sigurjónsson (45) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

1975: Casey Affleck (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

Died

1982: Henry Fonda (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actor, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor

2000: Loretta Young (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

2014: Lauren Bacall (89) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

Released

1927: Wings (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1927/28 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Picture, Engineering Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Engineering Effects

1941: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1941 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography (Black-and-White)

1942: The Pied Piper (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1942 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Monty Woolley), Black-and-White Cinematography

1943: Phantom of the Opera (75) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins @ 1943 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Score of a Musical, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Sound Recording

1944: Mr. Skeffington (74) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1944 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actor (Claude Rains)

1958: White Wilderness (60) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1958 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Documentary Feature
     Oscar Nominee: Dramatic or Comedy Score, Documentary Feature

1964: A House Is Not a Home (54) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Black-and-White)

1970: Lovers and Other Strangers (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win @ 1970 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song (“For All We Know”)
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Richard Castellano), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“For All We Know”)

1974: Harry and Tonto (44) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1974 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Art Carney)
     Oscar Nominee: Actor (Art Carney), Original Screenplay

1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing (Martin Scorsese)

1988: Tucker The Man and His Dream (30) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1988 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor (Martin Landau), Art Direction/Production Design, Costume Design

2016: Florence Foster Jenkins (2) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 2016 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress (Meryl Streep), Costume Design

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